Questions concerning the Spaces for People programme and SUSTRANS: FOI release

Information requested

Please advise on funding for the Spaces for People programme of temporary measures relating to Covid-19 throughout Scotland.

1. How much in total will be paid to SUSTRANS for its role in the project?

2. How was SUSTRANS selected as the lead for a project with a life-or-death public health infectious disease remit?

3. How did SUSTRANS choose experts to advise on its projects such as building wooden 'parklets' and benches in Aberdeen, and replacing Aberdeen's bus stops with wooden bus stops?

4. Has the Scottish Government received any complaints about the implementation of the project - if so please give details/share data.

5. What measurement criteria are involved in determining success or failure of the plan and how is the scheme being monitored?

6. Does the Scottish Government know how many disabled parking bays were negatively impacted by the implementation?

7. What was the rationale for encouraging people to not use cars (where they would have been more distanced from others and more isolated from aerosol virus droplets) and to walk or 'wheel' instead?

8. Does the government accept that people with mobility issues have been negatively impacted by SUSTRANS' plans?

9. How much funding has the Scottish government give to SUSTRANS for the past 5 years?

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Published Date 27 Oct 2020 Mode of transport